Post-Baccalaureate Exhibitions

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Post-Baccalaureate Program

student painting

The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Studio Art
is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who are interested in extending their experience in studio art. The structure emphasizes independent work with assistance achieved through critical interaction with faculty, visiting artists, and the Rose Art Museum. Students can prepare portfolios for admission to graduate school, or achieve the self-sufficiency necessary for continued studio work outside an academic environment.

Graduates of the post-baccalaureate program have gone on from the program to the best graduate schools in the country or have gone straight into the art world with great success in both areas. In the decade that the program has been running, it has provided a strong backbone for countless artists' critical thinking and studio habits.


Tuition for the post-baccalaureate program students is $18,500 per year. Students who enroll in a second year of study will be charged the same amount of the first year, regardless of university increases.

Student Financial Assistance

Several course assistantships in beginning-level studio courses and technical assistantships are available. Students are instructed on their duties and responsibilities by the professor they assist. The course assistant/technician stipend is $2,000 per course/assignment. Course assistant assignments are limited and will be made at the beginning of the fall semester based on merit and financial need.


Important Federal Aid update:

For purposes of federal financial aid eligibility, post-baccalaureate program students are considered enrolled in "preparatory coursework to enroll in a graduate program."  Independent students are eligible to borrow a total of $12,500 (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Dependent students may borrow a total of $7,500 (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Students can only receive a Direct Loan for a two-semester period (one year) per Federal regulations. Students must be enrolled in at least half-time status (2 courses per semester minimum).  Unsure if you are considered an independent student or a dependent student?  Find out here:

Post-baccalaureate program degree seeking students are not eligible to apply for the Direct PLUS Loan (also referred to as the GraduatePLUS loan or GradPLUS loan).

Length of Residency

There is a minimum one-year residency requirement. In May, first-year students can apply for a second year in the program. 

Please follow the directions for completion of the application, with attention to the deadlines.